Monday Tip of the Day

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MommyCB's picture
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Monday Tip of the Day

This may seem pretty basic. (it is!) But I thought I'd post it anyways.

Patterned paper is perfect for cutting out pieces to embellish your cards and/or layouts!! For example....I have bought busy pieces of paper just for that reason, knowing I'd probably never use them for a layout, but knew they'd make great inexpensive embellishments.

Like this paper

I have cut many butterflies from it for cards and layouts. Busy paper with trees or plants are always some of my faves.

BabiesRBlessings's picture
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Awesome tip! I do this as well! I tend to like a solid background, so this is what i buy patterned paper for.

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LOl! I bought that paper the other day!

sadieruth's picture
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It might be a basic tip, but I NEVER do it! I need to remember to. I love that paper btw!

K9Trainer's picture
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I'm with Sadie...NEVER do this, but it's such a great idea!! Can you be a dear and show where you use it? I mean do you cut the exact butterfly out or do you cut around it leaving a border??? LOL, I sometimes need a visual. Thanks a bunch Charys!

MommyCB's picture
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This layout used those butterflies

closer up:

I left a little edge around them this time. It all depends on the image and what I'm using it for I guess.

MommyCB's picture
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This was another layout where I just cut things from paper...like the swirls and the trees were both from patterned papers.

sewgirly's picture
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I was wondering where you got that butterfly that has the frilly pattern. I'm going to have to try this.

tialee's picture
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Great idea Charys, I just did this last week with my page on jazz. I had busy guitar paper that I cut out and it turned out pretty cool! By the way I never new the foil thing and last night after dinner I looked and tried the tabs and it worked great!!!! Now I tell everyone like I knew all along LOL

K9Trainer's picture
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Wow!! That's soooo cool girl. TFS totally!! Man I'm a ditz!! LOL

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"sadieruth" wrote:

It might be a basic tip, but I NEVER do it! I need to remember to.

I don't do it often enough, either! I've done it once or twice, but I usually just don't think about it. Funny thing is, the times I have done it, I have really liked the outcome. You'd think I would remember to try it again, LOL.

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I really need to remember to do this!

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How clever! I have never thought of doing anything like that. I actually have the pink version of that same paper.

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Never would have thought to do that!